State Sen. Karen Tallian drops out of (Indiana) governor’s race

(Link to Trump’s position on immigration reform is here. – Admin.) Lawmaker’s departure leaves former Indiana House Speaker John Gregg, the 2012 nominee, as the only Democrat still in the running. IndyStar.com By Chelsea Schneider, Reporter 8/17/15 John Gregg became the sole contender in the Democratic race for Indiana governor Monday, after the departure of state Sen. Karen Tallian. Tallian’s withdrawal from the race follows Glenda Ritz dropping out earlier this month to run for another term as state schools chief. Both candidates faced an uphill battle against the fundraising power … Continue reading

Why Glenda Ritz dropped out of Indiana governor’s race

Democrat who struggled with fundraising says she will instead run for re-election to state superintendent of public instruction in 2016. IndyStar.com By Tony Cook and Chelsea Schneider 8/7/15 Glenda Ritz ended her run for Indiana governor on Friday, dropping out of the race just two months after announcing she’d seek the office. The announcement comes after Ritz’s campaign struggled to raise money in her bid for the Democratic nomination. Instead of running for governor, Ritz will seek re-election to state superintendent of public instruction in 2016, according to a statement … Continue reading

Brian Howey: Glenda Ritz seeks education showdown with Gov. Pence

Brian Howey evaluates the race for governor now that Glenda Ritz has announced. The Elkhart Truth By Brian Howey 6/4/15 INDIANAPOLIS — It was noon on Friday, Nov. 6, 2003, as citizen Mitch Daniels stood among diners at Don & Dona’s restaurant in downtown Franklin. Over his shoulder on TV was Gov. Joe Kernan, reversing his stunning announcement from the year prior not to run in 2004. Daniels welcomed Kernan back to the race. “No one can predict the ultimate political effect, but from a citizen’s standpoint, this is absolutely … Continue reading

Glenda Ritz: How Education Could Play Into A Bid For Governor

(Glenda Ritz announced her candidacy for governor today. Also, Rick Perry and Lincoln Chafee have announced their candidacies for president.) StateImpact By Rachel Morello 6/4/15 Updated 2:09 p.m.: Education just became a much bigger part of the 2016 race for Indiana governor. State Superintendent Glenda Ritz announced her campaign for governor at an event in Indianapolis Thursday morning. The educator spoke first at Ben Davis High School, followed by a series of appearances scheduled around the state, according to her Facebook page. Ritz’s announcement has excited many of those who supported Ritz in her 2012 run for … Continue reading

(Indiana) State Sen. Karen Tallian announces bid for governor

Tallian says she will run as a progressive voice with an emphasis on women’s pay and economic success for all Hoosiers. Indystar.com By Brian Eason 5/12/15 Declaring that Indiana “is not as conservative” as many believe, state Sen. Karen Tallian said Tuesday she plans to seek the Democratic nomination for governor to give Hoosiers a progressive voice in the 2016 election. “I’m running because it’s time to step up for everyday Hoosiers,” she said at a campaign announcement on the Statehouse steps. “We can sit back and wait for progress, … Continue reading